The Honda firm has renewed its sales star SUV and today we will take a closer look at its interior. Details and photos below. Join us.
As we know, the Honda fleet today has three central points on the global scale: Civic, Concorde and CR-V. Today it is important to go down to the future, an SUV that enjoys many registrations. We will make a general review, although it will emphasize the interior.
The CR-V’s interior embraces a sober design aesthetic, offering a more comfortable vehicle and a focus on cutting-edge technology applied to safety and entertainment. But let’s go from the exterior, because even in the store with the most important updates, both in violence and in aesthetic appearance.
Honda CR-V, version 2023. Source: Honda.
The Honda CR-V, version 2023, reveals an updated aesthetic in its new generation. It is worth remembering that the 5th generation of this SUV – our predecessor to the current one that had been introduced in 2019. So the CR-V is fully rested and fitted like a glove. There are usually changes in all areas of the body.
The main thing, without a doubt, is the entire frontal area. The pentagonal grille, with a three-dimensional design, looks more aggressive with some sportier hints than the previous CR-V. Now, all the versions of this SUV have led lights, making it aesthetically relevant to the times.
The CR-V’s new styling looks more aerodynamic, leaving its boxier lines of the past. The sporty black grille and wheels give this SUV more personality, more presence. Honda finds the CR-V’s updated identity in some sporty details.
The interior of the Honda CR-V
Honda CR-V, version 2023. Source: Honda.
Inside the new CR-V, innovation revolves around its spaciousness and updated technology. Several general litters fit both in the seats and in the front and rear. Aesthetically, we notice sobriety and prudence. Honda doesn’t break the mold in interior design: dark, practical ends, applied without luxury.
It shares some aesthetics with the Civic and Concorde, both cars also from the Japanese factory. All of these Honda models use upholstery that mixes gray and black, with a woven finish. A synthetic leather option is available if desired by the buyer.
The CR-V’s technology, inside, depends largely on the version that is chosen. There are big differences between version and version. In general terms, from the EX version, we find a 9-inch infotainment touch screen in the center of the dashboard and a 7-inch one in the driving position, with everything necessary for safe driving.
However, for the central infotainment screen, Honda makes it “the most complete in the segment”. This certainly uses smart technology and pairs with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon’s Alexa. When it comes to safety, the CR-V features Traffic Jam Assist with optional slow-speed automatic braking and intelligent traffic sign recognition.
A new security system in the 2023 CR-V, called Real Time AWD, works when leaving the asphalt and offers different driving modes depending on the terrain: whether it’s sand, dirt, mud. As we can see, the star Honda SUV in its fifth generation wants to make a difference around the technology applied.
For a complete look, the CR-V has gold trim, which is applied to the seats, steering wheel, panels, dashboard and part of the dashboard. This creates an aesthetic concept between black leather and colored threads.
Engine Honda CR-V 2023
If you focus on the EX version, 100% combustion, the Honda CR-V has a front engine, 1.5-liter, Turbo, 4-cylinder in line and 16-valve DOHC. Said combination allows a total of 188 CV at 6,000 rpm, while its maximum torque is set at 177 pound feet between 1,700 and 5,000 rpm.
As we mentioned above, the CR-V won’t have an easy time in 2023. That’s because midsize SUV options are multiplying on the market, and every manufacturer sees an opportunity to expand there. If you calculate the official market value, updated to March/2023 without tax, the CR-V starts from US$ 29,705.
In that price/quality range, there are five direct competitors. Hyundai Tucson, priced from US$ 28,035; the Kia Sportage, which starts at US$27,615; the Volkswagen Tiguan, which starts at US$28,245; and two Mazda SUV options, increasingly popular: Mazda CX-5 -US$ 27,985- and Mazda CX-L -US$ 28,825-.
If you pay attention, you will notice that these options are very similar in features, dimensions, and prices. It will be up to each buyer to decide, by handling, affinity or aesthetics, which medium SUV to stay with.